Family Friendly Hotspots 2013

The Family Friendly Hotspots report is a unique analysis of postcodes in England and Wales, revealing the best places to bring up a family today. Our detailed analysis looks at education, safety, childcare costs, local amenities, affordable property and green spaces.
To see our Top 20 Hotspots click the button below or download the full report here┬╗

How to use the Hotspots Tool

How family friendly is the place where you live? Enter the first part of your postcode (e.g. BN22) below to see your results. You can easily compare your current postcode with the national average and other postcodes throughtout England and Wales. The tool can also help you find your ideal location based on your individual priorities.

This year Bingham in Nottinghamshire is in 1st place. To find out why Bingham scored the best and to see the rest of our Top 20 Hotspots click the button above.

Because of the differences in the way data such as crime and education statistics are reported and collated in Scotland and Northern Ireland, we unfortunately couldn't find an accurate way of including it this time around. Postcodes without a residential population, such as business parks and warehouse areas, were also discounted from the final results. If your postcode is not coming up in this search, we suggest you try your next closest postcode.

Average results are based on the postcodes that we have been able to include.

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